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by RingO'Fire
Wed May 18, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 993
Views: 97615

National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering National Research Council Press Release ACTION NEEDED TO MANAGE CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS; U.S. RESPONSE SHOULD BE DURABLE, BUT FLEXIBLE The new report reaffirms that the preponderance of scientific evidence points to human activities -- espec...
by RingO'Fire
Fri May 13, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Screw the Banks and Investment Firms
Replies: 1277
Views: 152289

This is EXCELLENT news. It is also a testament to the power of the internet. Y'all know that the rating agencies are in collusion with the banks. BUT, after a certain point, the agencies HAVE to report the obvious. There was an article in Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi about Goldman. Because of that ...
by RingO'Fire
Thu May 05, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: There Goes the Neighborhood!
Replies: 22
Views: 2671

I have made many wrongs of passage. The phrase "It seemed like a good idea at the time" has come in handy on more than one occasion. What Leo said... I've got SO many stories of drunken, stoned, or tripped-out craziness, near-death experiences, brushes with the law, etc. that start out with, "Well,...
by RingO'Fire
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What is Life?...
Replies: 34
Views: 2911

"What is Life?"

A great George Harrison song!

URL: http://youtu.be/S2oFESUMWhU

By the way, I can't seem to get the eplaya "YouTube" preview function, where you see the still image of the unplayed video in your post, to work anymore. Anyone have an idea what's going on?
by RingO'Fire
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Screw the Banks and Investment Firms
Replies: 1277
Views: 152289

A link to a new article in Rolling Stone: The Real Housewives of Wall Street Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs? http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-real-housewives-of-wall-street-look-whos-cashing-in-on-the-bail...
by RingO'Fire
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst songs of all time
Replies: 155
Views: 11143

Thanks y'all!

I've got another one - the song that saved Earth from The Martians.

Slim Whitman, Indian Love Call
http://youtu.be/kXULwgzezUg
by RingO'Fire
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst songs of all time
Replies: 155
Views: 11143

Alright fuckers, take this! Dan Hill, Sometimes When We Touch http://youtu.be/uVf940pO5ME Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots, Disco Duck http://youtu.be/irgJPqkuakM Starland Vocal Band, Afternoon Delight http://youtu.be/hYwEHLRmILY Los Del Rio, Macarena http://youtu.be/sN62PAKoBfE Right Said Fred, I'm ...
by RingO'Fire
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: David Best: The Temple Builder
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Here's a link to a pretty hilarious story that was posted here on eplaya back in 2007 "How I Met David Best (And Took His Keys)"

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... stole+keys
by RingO'Fire
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ePlaya Fitness Club
Replies: 1666
Views: 119833

Swam a mile last night at the Y. It's the first time I've swum in three weeks, since I "rolled" my ankle (like a dumbass, stepping down a little two-step curb) while out walking a few weeks ago. The ankle's been healing up slowly but surely. Last night in the pool, freestyle was only slightly painfu...
by RingO'Fire
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: (though it's true, Americans love to say "fuck")
Replies: 45
Views: 4340

I used to have a history teacher in 7th grade who routinely called us, his students, "a bunch of lollygaggers and dillydaffers." How about this Shakespearean insult, "Thou varlet!" A varlet is a vulgar base sort of person; a "knave" or "rapscallion" if you will. I also learned this insult from watch...
by RingO'Fire
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WTF
Replies: 1658
Views: 157733

[quote="AntiM"]http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2011/02/stark-raving-mad-libs-201102 [quote]“I am on a drug. It’s called Anti M. If you try it once, you will Bounce. Your Boobs will melt off, and your Uncle Sticky's Doorknob will implode over your Diddled body … I’m tired of pret...
by RingO'Fire
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Thinking about making a list of those that are more Ron's to
Replies: 21
Views: 2113

A personal favorite Ron:
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Although I still like Mick Taylor better.
by RingO'Fire
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What did you like about DVD Burner?
Replies: 29
Views: 2683

Having actually met and hung out with DVD Burner a few times, I think he's a really intelligent, cool, fun guy to be around. Of course he's got his quirks like the rest of us, but I've had a blast every time we've gone "out on the town"
by RingO'Fire
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Things You Like Best About Hippie Culture
Replies: 98
Views: 17479

The best things about hippie culture IMO, in no particular order, are:
1. The Drugs
2. Hippie Chicks (and pseudo hippie chicks, as previously noted by Simon - yum!)
3. Tie dye!
4. The Music (Grateful Dead, Phish, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, etc., etc.)
by RingO'Fire
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bad Driving Habits.. What are yours??
Replies: 69
Views: 5105

I drive like Mr. Wolf. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOhVFDCfD-8 What Dr. Jet S. said. I'm an aggressive driver. I basically want everyone to get out of my way. If people are poking along in the left lane, I tailgate them until they get out of the way. If the slowpoke in the left lane doesn't get ...
by RingO'Fire
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A face to go along with your witty social commentary...
Replies: 702
Views: 98179

Well, now it's official. I'm one of the most eligible singles in this town. Here's the article: http://www.chatterchattanooga.com/news/2011/jan/31/single-city/ I'm the guy in the chartreuse green shirt about halfway down the page. Cool! Just now seeing this! Oh and by the way, RING IS ONE OF, IF NO...
by RingO'Fire
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A face to go along with your witty social commentary...
Replies: 702
Views: 98179

BTW C.f.M., I know we both go to Transformus, but I've never had the pleasure of meeting you face-to-face. Hopefully we can make that happen this coming event. I've thrown my hat in the ring to be the Greeters Team Lead this year. Doubtful, what with your tie-dye/Grateful Dead issue. :cry: Hahahaha...
by RingO'Fire
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A face to go along with your witty social commentary...
Replies: 702
Views: 98179

...not to be confused with the Young Life leader, a ha ha ha! (<---- Covenant alum) Is Greyfriar's still there? My friends opened that up back when I was in college at CC. I sawed it when they were thinking about buying the space... No doubt, one thing we have in spades in the 'noog is religious nu...
by RingO'Fire
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A face to go along with your witty social commentary...
Replies: 702
Views: 98179

Well, now it's official. I'm one of the most eligible singles in this town.

Here's the article: http://www.chatterchattanooga.com/news/ ... ngle-city/

I'm the guy in the chartreuse green shirt about halfway down the page.
by RingO'Fire
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Acetone=better MPG
Replies: 53
Views: 4014

From a thermodynamic point of view, addition of acetone should actually lower mileage. From the wikipedia page on "Heat of Combustion" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_of_combustion ) "The heating value or calorific value of a substance, usually a fuel or food (see food energy), is the amount of ...
by RingO'Fire
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What'djaget?
Replies: 28
Views: 2015

I got a gift certificate to Lowe's, which I used to buy a new garbage disposal. Not very sexy, but... Wait, on second thought, for a disposal, it actually IS pretty sexy! It's an Insinkerator, whisper quiet, 3/4 horsepower, AND it has auto-reverse. It only took me a couple of hours to remove the old...
by RingO'Fire
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wikileaks...weigh in here.
Replies: 81
Views: 6331

Here's an interesting debate on Democracy Now! between two feminists regarding whether or not Mr. Assange's alleged activities constitue sexual assault or not: http://www.democracynow.org/2010/12/20/naomi_wolf_vs_jaclyn_friedman_a Naomi Wolf argues that Mr. Assange's prosecution for the alleged sexu...
by RingO'Fire
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: bonnarooo
Replies: 4
Views: 604

This is hilarious! I've been to Bonnaroo six times and this parody pretty much nails it (for most people, not ME, of course - I'm a pro, or at least should be one by now).
by RingO'Fire
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 9/11
Replies: 137
Views: 9013

Well that sounds like a definite maybe if I ever heard one. We've all seen the planes hit the buildings. We've all learned the buildings were designed to withstand a hit from a Boeing 707 which was the largest airliner at the time. And yeah, I've seen the pictures of the supposed shearing of suppor...
by RingO'Fire
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The story behind your screen name?
Replies: 168
Views: 17135

I signed up for eplaya in 2004, when I started getting ready to go to Burning Man for my first (and so far only) time. I thought, "Hmmm... What I do want to use as a screen name? Hmmm..." Then "Ring of Fire!" was the first thing that popped into my head. I thought, "Perfect! They burn shit at Burnin...
by RingO'Fire
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help a fellow burner, in the spirit of friendship ; )
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Chwamba,

I think this may be exactly what you're looking for:

http://www.couchsurfing.org/

Create a profile, get verified, and send a couchsurfing request. Here's a link to the "getting started" page:

http://www.couchsurfing.org/new_surfer.html

Good luck!
by RingO'Fire
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: There are entirely too many BQ threads going on here.
Replies: 1
Views: 694

"BQ"? Dang, I thought you said "BBQ."

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Nevermind
by RingO'Fire
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1507985

Fuck!!! Well, it's official, I have Type II diabetes, which is just fucking great. I've had my fasting blood sugar done at the doctor's office twice now. The first time it was 199 mg/dL. Today it was 228. The doc says, given my family history of diabetes, I shouldn't be any higher than about 140. Th...
by RingO'Fire
Thu May 27, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ePlaya Fight Club
Replies: 17
Views: 1930

The eleventh rule: Those who survive being nickled and dimed will be keel-hauled and have their booty plundered.

Fire Moose, assume the position!!

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by RingO'Fire
Fri May 21, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Haiku
Replies: 31
Views: 4527

Friday afternoon
Shit-eating grin on my face
Getting laid tonight

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